Shell continues Nissan e.dams Formula E partnership with multi-year renewal

Shell and Nissan e.dams have officially announced the continuation of their Formula E partnership with both brands signing a new, multi-year deal, reaffirming their joint commitment to the all-electric racing series.

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Shell and Nissan : Together we’re electric!

The alliance between Shell and Nissan in Formula E is significant in that it brings together two leaders in the development of new mobility solutions. Both partners have a vision to improve the driving experience for EV drivers, helping to make them more attractive to motorists.

As one of the world’s largest energy suppliers, Shell has the unique ability to use its technology and marketing expertise to develop more and cleaner mobility solutions that will serve the growing number of EV customers both on and beyond the forecourt.

Race for the Future

Shell is increasingly charging electric vehicles at forecourts, homes and workplaces, while developing specialised lubricants or e-fluids that will make EVs more efficient.

On the track, the partnership will enable Shell and Nissan to explore opportunities to provide greater performance to the team in their ambition to win championships. As with Shell’s successful partnerships with manufacturers in other motorsport series, the partnership will enable a shared desire to deliver innovations from the racetrack to the road.

Through our Partnership with Nissan e.dams in Formula E, we are excited to be actively working with the team to analyse and showcase the benefits that a specifically designed EV transmission fluid plays within the team’s new Season 8 Formula E powertrain, carefully engineered to withstand the extreme conditions of Formula E competition. In line with Shell’s R&D strategy in motorsport, Shell will take its learnings from the racetrack to help optimise its road-going products.

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Season 8 kicks off electrifying Diriyah under lights

A two-day double header in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, kicked off the eighth season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, marking Maximillian Günther’s debut race for the Nissan e.dams team as well as the first race since Shell and Nissan renewed their partnership in the all-electric series.

Racing around the ancient surroundings of Diriyah, the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site created an atmospheric spectacle under the lights, with the 11 teams and 22 drivers tackling the challenging the city circuit, thrusting Formula E into the spotlight.

Nissan look ahead to the European races

Formula E goes global before returning to Europe

Once the season gets underway in Diriyah, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship continues its world tour descending on Mexico for round 3.

After racing on the iconic streets of Mexico City, the championship returns to Europe for rounds 4-8, taking in Rome, Monaco, and Berlin as the race for the title begins to hot up.

With two new race locations confirmed, discover the full Season 8 calendar, and get the latest Formula E news and announcements.

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Science of Electric

Title: Shell Under The Visor

Duration: 05:08:05 minutes

Description: Uncover a world of electric innovation with Shell and Nissan e.dams ABB Formula E driver Maximilian Günther

[Background music plays]

00:00:00 – Upbeat music plays in the background.

[Video footage]

00:00:00 - We open on Nissan e.dams Formula E Driver, Maximilian Günther in an outdoors location.

[On screen text]

00:00:01 - Nissan e.dams Formula E Driver, Maximilian Günther

[Video footage]

00:00:02 – Maximilian Günther receives a text message, and the camera reveals him leaning against his parked Nissan leaf as he takes out his phone to read the message.

[On screen text]

00:00:05 – Hello Max, Welcome to the team, please complete your induction at the Shell Technology Centre Hamburg. @ShellMotorsport.

[Video footage]

00:00:10 – Intrigued by the text message, Max walks around his white Nissan Leaf and get into the car to make his way to the Shell Technology Centre.

00:00:12 – In frame, the Shell Technology Centre appears.

[On screen text]

00:00.13 – Shell Technology Centre, Hamburg, Germany.

[Video footage]

00:15:30 – In a closer framed angle we follow Max as he walks towards the Technology Centre to meet his guide for the day, Future Fuels Scientist, Jens Krueger-Venus.

[Audio]

00:00:19 – Max: Hi Jens

00:00:19 – Jens: Welcome to Shell

00:00:20 – Jens: Nice to meet you

00:00:21 – Max: Thank you

00:00:21 – Max: I think I will be here for a while. Do you mind charging my car?

00:00:24 – Jens: Sure, please follow me

[Video footage]

00:00:25:05 – We follow Max and Jens as they enter the Technology Centre.

00:00:28:10 – As they enter a large show room, Max’s Formula E race car is visible in the corner of the room.

00:00:32:12 – The camera zooms in closer to reveal the Shell Pecten on the car,

00:00:34:20 – the Formula E logo,

00:00:37:08 – as well as the Shell Recharge logo can be seen on the side of the car.

00:00:37:08 – Back to a wide angle, the men are now stood in front of the race car.

[Audio]

00:00:41:17 – Max: Nice, my car.

00:00:44:13 - Jens: Do you know all about it? Do you know why the Shell pecten is on the car? It’s because Shell combines their e-mobility innovation with the Nissan e.dams team to benefit all EV drivers worldwide.

[Video footage]

00:00:48:22 – The camera zooms in closer back to the Shell Pecten on the car,

00:00:51:23 – glides over the side of the car to reveal the branding ‘Nissan ARIYA’.

00:00:54:17 – Back to Max.

[Audio]

00:00:55:11 – Max: But how?

00:00:56:00 – Jens: Are you ready to get under the visor of Shell?

[Video footage]

00:00:56:00 – The camera pans up from the nose of the car to reveal branding ‘Nissan Intelligent Mobility’.

00:00:58:22 – Back to Max.

[Audio]

00:00:58:22 – Max: Yes, I am.

00:00:59:18 – Max: Let’s go.

[Video footage]

00:00:58:22 – Max excitedly takes the visor from Jens and puts it on his head to start the tour.

[Background music plays]

00:01:03:04 – Futuristic sounds are in the background.

[Video footage]

00:01:03:04 – Now under the visor with Max, the futuristic tour has begun with lines, graphs and data displayed on the screen. In the corner of the screen a smaller breakout screen is visible flicking to a clip of scientists working in a lab as well as the Nissan e.dams Formula E car on the track.

[Audio]

00:01:03:04 – Visor: Greetings Max, welcome to Shell Technology Centre Hamburg where we’re going to give you unique insights into the inner workings of what goes into your EV and beyond.

00:01:12:00 – Max: O, that’s cool.

00:01:13:22 - Visor: The one thing you need to know about this place is that everything that happens here is not only a testbed for your car…

[Video footage]

00:01:19:22 – The screen within the visor lights up in blue to show a world map.

[Audio]

00:01:19:22 - Visor: but for thousands of Electric Vehicles around the world.

[Video footage]

00:01:22:23 – The screen within the visor switches again to show a Shell Recharge location in the bottom left breakout screen with a yellow loading sign middle of frame.

[Audio]

00:01:22:23 - Visor: Let the tour begin.

[Video footage]

00:01:22:23 – The screen within the visor switches again to show a Shell Recharge location in the bottom left breakout screen with the word ‘loading’ written in yellow across the middle of the frame.

[Audio]

00:01:24:00 - Max: Nice, where to first?

[Video footage]

00:01:25:23 – The screen within the visor switches again to reveal the actual garage where Max gets ready before each race.

[On screen text]

00:01:26:00 – Nissan e.dams Formula E Gen 2 Car

[Audio]

00:01:26:22 - Max: Oh cool, I’m in the actual garage!

00:01:30:20 - Visor: That’s correct.

[Video footage]

00:01:30:20 – Close up of the car shown in the garage with technicians moving around the race car.

[Audio]

00:01:30:24 - Visor: The engineers at Nissan e.dams and Shell learn from every race to optimize your performance on track.

[On screen text]

00:01:30:24 - Nissan e.dams Formula E Gen 2 Car. Maximum speed: 280km/h (174mph). Charging time: 1 hour on average. Maximum power: 250 kW, equivalent to 335bhp.

[Video footage]

00:01:39:22 – Back to show Max inside the Visor.

[Audio]

00:01:39:22 - Max: And I’m right in thinking the cars are powered by 100% renewable energy?

[On screen text]

00:01:41:14 - 100% certified renewable energy.

[Audio]

00:01:43:14 - Visor: That’s correct. Formula E itself has followed three key steps to achieving carbon neutrality: effective measurement of carbon output, prioritising reducing its footprint and offsetting remaining unavoidable emissions.

[On screen text]

00:01:48:12 - Effective measurement of carbon output, Prioritising reducing its footprint and Offsetting remaining unavoidable emissions.

[Audio]

00:01:58:17 - Visor: Formula E generates electricity from hydrotreated vegetable oils known as (HVO), which is then used to generate electricity to charge the cars.

[On screen text]

00:01:58:17 - HVO

[Audio]

00:02:07:17 – Max: Nice, that sounds impressive.

00:02:08:24 – Visor: Speaking of impressive things…let’s get you back to Hamburg.

[Video footage]

00:02:12:20 – We now see Max walking past buildings at the Technology Centre on route to his next stop.

[Audio]

00:02:16:11 – Max: This is so cool

00:02:18:06 – Visor: We’re off to the EV charging lab.

[Video footage]

00:02:18:23 – Max has stopped at his next destination and in frame we can see a grey Nissan LEAF e+ parked to the side.

[On screen text]

00:02:18:23 – Nissan LEAF e+. 100% electric, 217 PS (160 KW), range of 285km.

[Video footage]

00:02:25:11 – Next to the parked Nissan LEAF e+ we see a woman appear in frame. An identification card appears on frame with more information relating to who this person is.

[Audio]

00:02:25:11 – Visor: That’s Dr. Dorothea who has worked at Shell for several years.

[On screen text]

00:02:25:11 – Dr Dorothea Liebig. Delivery Manager and E-Mobility Applications. Delivering the Technology for Shell to lead electric vehicle charging globally.

00:02:32:20 – Facts About Dr Dorothea: 18 years with Shell. Embarked on an EV road trip driving 4,000 electric kilometers in 2 weeks, with 3 kids!

[Video footage]

00:02:36:00 – The identification card disappears and Dorothea waves to Max as she walks to the car with a charger.

[Audio]

00:02:36:24 – Max: Hi, nice to meet you.

[Video footage]

00:02:38:10 – The cars charge point opens and the charger goes in. A Shell Recharge charger can be seen in frame.

[Audio]

00:02:38:10 – Visor: The team work with original equipment manufacturers to test a wide range of hardware to ensure our chargers can handle the demands of real-world conditions.

00:02:47:00 – Max: Okay, I can really see us two working together to bring this development to our future.

[Video footage]

00:02:49:10 – Back in Max’s visor.

[Audio]

00:02:49:10 – Visor: Exactly. Ready for your next stop?

[Video footage]

00:02:52:20 – A new location is revealed, and a man appears in frame.

[Audio]

00:02:54:18 – Visor: There’s Dr. Alexander hard at work at the EV Charging Station.

00:02:57:08 – Alexander: Hi Max!

[Video footage]

00:02:58:11 – A identification card appears on frame with more information relating to Dr Alexander Plath.

[On screen text]

00:02:58:15 – Dr Alexander Plath. E-Mobility Applications Scientist. Assessing, developing, and applying new technologies and advanced features to provide the best charging experience for Shell customers.

[Audio]

00:02:58:15 – Visor: Here the team are testing charging hardware to ensure high speed charging, offering customers the best experience at forecourts and other destinations.

[On screen text]

00:03:04:06 – Facts About Dr Alexander: Dad of two who loves to boulder. Travelled around the world for 18 months on a small budget.

[Video footage]

00:03:10:00 – Back to Max under the visor, we see footage of Shell forecourts appear in the breakout screen.

[Audio]

00:03:09:50 - Visor: Rapid 50kw DC chargers typically charge up to 80% in 30 minutes.

[On screen text]

00:03:12:23 – 80% in 30 minutes.

[Audio]

00:03:15:07 - High-powered 150kw and 175kw charge points can deliver power up to three times faster depending on the electric vehicle model.

[On screen text]

00:03:20:23 – x3 times faster

[Audio]

00:03:25:10 – Max: O, nice.

[Video footage]

00:03:23:05 – We see Alexander and Max greet each other before Max arrives at his next location.

[Audio]

00:03:26:20 - Visor: Ready for your next stop?

[Video footage]

00:03:27:18 - A man can be seen testing elements in the corner of a lab room. An identification card appears on frame with more information relating to Dr Alexander Plath.

[On screen text]

00:03:29:08 – Leonard Kieckebusch. Project Leader Transmission Fluid. Developing various dedicated lubricants for electric vehicles, such as Shell E-Fluids and Formula E race fluids.

[Audio]

00:03:30:00 - Visor: There’s Leonard hard at work in the E-fluids Lab.

[On screen text]

00:03:35:05 – Facts About Leonard: Master’s degree in chemistry. Directly impacts the success of Formula E, by developing dedicated lubricants to actively contribute to improve the efficiency of the racing cars.

[Video footage]

00:03:42:11 – We see Leonard and Max greet each other.

[Audio]

00:03:42:11 - Leonard: Hi Max.

00:03:44:02 - Max: Hello my friend.

[Video footage]

00:03:44:13 – Leonard continues to test elements within the lab.

[On screen text]

00:03:45:01 – E-Transmission Fluids. Excellent Copper Corrosion. Excellent Shear Stability. Well-balanced Friction and Clutch Performance.

00:03:45:01 – E-Thermal Fluids. Excellent Thermo-Dynamic Properties. Very High Oxidative and Therman Stability. Co-Engineered with Battery Designs to Mitigate Flammability Risk.

[Audio]

00:03:45:03 - Visor: Electric vehicles still need fluids to protect the electric motor, transmission and to cool down the battery allowing for efficient driving and optimised charging.

[Video footage]

00:03:55:07 – Leonard and Max greet each other.

[Audio]

00:03:56:10 – Max: I hear there’s a lot of work going on to developing the new Gen 3 car next season.

[Video footage]

00:03:59:13 – Back to the Max in the visor, we see the Nissan Gen 3 car appear in the corner breakout screen.

[Audio]

00:04:00:21 – Visor: The result of this hard work will help improve a complete range of products for electrified drivetrains, with our Shell E-Fluids and E-Greases product family.

[Video footage]

00:04:05:16 – In the visor, in the corner breakout screen, the Shell E-Fluids and E-Greases products appear.

[Audio]

00:04:09:09 – Visor: we can now provide our partners with an integrated portfolio that exceeds even future demands.

[Audio]

00:04:14:22 – Max: Gotcha, contributing to making future mobility more sustainable than today.

[Audio]

00:04:19:04 – Visor: Well, there you have it Max,

[Video footage]

00:04:19:16 – Footage of the Nissan e.dams Formula E car appears with a closeup of the Shell Pecten.

[On screen text]

00:04:21:03 – Induction Complete

[Audio]

00:04:22:03 – Visor: that’s the inside information on how Shell plays a role in your Nissan Formula E car and beyond!

[Audio]

00:04:27:06 – Max: Thank you! I’ll feel far better informed when I’m next out on track!

[Video footage]

00:04:27:06 – Back to Max in the visor, then the Nissan e.dams Formula E car with a closeup of the Formula E logo.

[Audio]

00:04:33:10 – Max: Well that was awesome, really futuristic. Thanks for the tour.

[Video footage]

00:04:37:09 – We see Max remove the helmet from his head as the camera pulls out to reveal the outside of the Shell Technology Centre.

[THE END]

00:04:44:15 – Shell end card appears with the Shell Pecten, Nissan e.dams logo, #DecarbonisingMotorsport along with a link to the website, shell.com/ motorsport /nissan.

Science of Electric

Get under the visor and take a tour of the Shell Technology Centre Hamburg through the eyes of Nissan e.dams Formula E driver Maximilian Guenther as he discovers the work being undertaken by Shell to develop cleaner mobility solutions for EV motorists both on and beyond the forecourt.